October Tips of the Month: How Do I Know
if I Have a Drinking Problem?
Chances are, if you are asking the
question, you have a drinking problem, but here are some
Inability to control your drinking -- it
seems that regardless of what you decide beforehand you
frequently wind up drunk.
Using alcohol to escape your problems.
Changing from your usual reserved
character into the "life of the party."
A change in personality -- does drinking
turn you from Dr. Jekyll to Mr. Hyde?
A high tolerance level -- you can drink
just about everybody under the table.
Blackouts -- sometimes you don't remember
what happened when you were drinking.
Problems at work or in school as a result
Concern shown by your family and friends
about your drinking.
If you have drinking problem, or if
you suspect you have a drinking problem, there are many
others out there like you, and there is help available. Talk
to a school counselor, a friend, or a parent.